June 25, 6pm: Selfie Expert and writer of Hyperallergic's selfie column Alicia Eler presents her writing and research and offers a hands-on workshop about our current topic, Privacy, and its relationship to the selfie. Join the conversation and make something of yourself(!)
It is hard to walk down the street or enter a retail outlet, let alone leave one's home, without feeling that you are being watched. Yet in an age of constant surveillance, why would we willingly post selfies to the internet? Or is it that we live in a post-privacy age thanks to the NSA, the selfie lives we live online, and the data that we leave behind? Eler's presentation addresses these questions of selfie surveillance and data collection today. This event is in conjunction with the making of Siren, the women-powered dating app developed by artist Susie J Lee.
About the Presenter:
Alicia Eler is a writer, critic, and curator based in Los Angeles. She is the Selfie Columnist for art blogazine Hyperallergic, where she is also a regular contributor. Her writing projects consider the relationship between American pop and consumer culture, adolescence, and sexualities. Her journalism and art criticism have been published in Art21, Artforum.com, Art Papers, RAW Vision Magazine UK, BusinessInsider, ReadWriteWeb, and Salon.com, and her stories have featured on the Rachel Maddow Show, New York Times, Reuters, and the New York Post. She tweets at @aliciaeler. More at www.aliciaeler.com.